Movies & TV Shows that were filmed in Long Beach

This is according to the Internet Movie database (IMDB.com):

Titles with locations including
Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA Here are the 10 matching titles:

  • Royal Pains” (2009) TV Series 8.1/10 (833 votes)
  • The Godfather (1972) 9.1/10 (356524 votes)…aka Mario Puzo’s The Godfather (1972) (USA: complete title)

City By The Sea (2002) , which takes place in Long Beach, wasn’t even filmed here. Good, because that movie stunk and it portrayed Long Beach as a crime-ridden disaster area.

So that’s it: ten movies that were filmed in Long Beach, but most likely not a complete list. The Godfather, which is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time, definitely tilts the scale of quality up compared to the other films which range from mediocre to crap.

When people talk about The Godfather being filmed in Long Beach, it’s usually just about the wedding & the tollbooth scenes. Well, I recently watched the first two Godfather movies recently and it appears to me that more scenes were filmed here than what is documented.

There is a scene that was shot in front of a typical Long Beach house with street lined sycamore tress out front. Plus, there is a scene that was shot from an apartment where you can see the boardwalk and beach outside the window. I plan on doing some research to find out exactly where these scenes were shot. Not to mention, The Corleone family phone number was Longbeach-4-5620. So look for my complete Godfather / Long Beach guide in a later post. It might take me a while, so don’t hold your breath.

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3 thoughts on “Movies & TV Shows that were filmed in Long Beach”

  1. There's one that you left out … Woody Allen's "Crimes And Misdemeanors," which has a scene where Martin Landau and Anjelica Huston are walking on a beach that could only be LB's. Re: "The Godfather," I recognized the rubout scene that took place in the building from which you can see the boardwalk & beach right away. Couldn't figure out exactly what building it was filmed in but considering that the now-demolished Buckingham Apts are in the backbround looking east, it's probably a safe bet that it was either the Promenade (formerly the Nassau, now the Ocean Club), the old Jackson (where the Avalon stands now), or even "The Broadway." Also, in the novel, the Corleones lived in LB. I remember hearing, as a child, that the reason the town is as safe as it is is because various "connected" residents do a good job of keeping the petty criminals away.

  2. Excellent! Thanks for the info.I wonder how you can get IMDB.com to update their info. I will add the godfather info to my future Godfather post.

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